Social Justice

Social Justice / Social Action

Pullman Memorial's environmental public witness contingent visited Fruition's organic seed farm down in Naples, NY at the end of August 2014.  Pictured, longtime member Alan Nugent harvests tomato seeds surrounded by fellow "pulpers" member Darrell Dyke and his family.
Pullman Memorial’s environmental public witness contingent visited Fruition’s organic seed farm down in Naples, NY at the end of August 2014. Pictured, longtime member Alan Nugent harvests tomato seeds surrounded by fellow “pulpers” member Darrell Dyke and his family.
anti-frack-demo
Left end of the row: anti-fracking activist Dr. Sandra Steingraber and her son Isaiah. On the right end of the row, Michael Warren Thomas, host of popular Finger Lakes wine trail radio show “The Grapevine.” In the middle, Pullman Memorial members doing social witness at the rally in Watkins Glen hosted by New Yorkers Against Fracking, 18 August 2014.
2012 Pride Parade for LGBT equality
2012 Pride Parade for LGBT equality

Unitarian Universalists earned a reputation years ago for their “deeds, not creeds” stance. UUs everywhere are noted for getting involved when they sense things are not right with the world, and they set about making it better. This is also true of the members of Pullman Memorial Universalist Church.

PMUC has a 120 year history of social justice action. Most recently, members and friends of the church have been involved in issues such as…

    • hydrofracking,
    • privatization of the county nursing home,
    • human trafficking and slavery,
    • gay rights,
    • housing evictions,
    • rape and sexual abuse,
    • immigrant deportation,
    • ending animal abuse,
    • use of drones in warfare,
    • Orleans County sanitary landfill,
    • heritage seed saving,
    • clothing for migrant laborers,
    • education in the Amazon rainforest,
    • economic justice,
    • and war orphans to name a few.

Members also frequently participate in walk-a-thons and other fund-raising events for causes such as…

    • breast cancer,
    • diabetes,
    • mental health,
    • injured veterans,
    • and alzheimer’s research.

Our church makes regular donations to the local community kitchen, and twice each year the cash donations from the collection plate are given to support the Cobblestone Museum of Childs, NY.

Watch the News & Events page of this website for information on meetings and actions.

 

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